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BATHALF Entrants newsletter - 16 March


It’s finally here!

The most important thing that we want to say now is enjoy it. You have trained through the winter months – and we’ve watched with admiration. We love seeing so many runners in and around Bath at this time of year and we really enjoy seeing the many pictures and updates that you have posted to social media.

It can be a tough, cold, wet and windy road to get to the Bath Half, so do take a moment today to feel proud of what you’ve achieved already.

We know that many of you have been fundraising like mad too and for that we’d like to say a big, big thank you.

Every year the Bath Half runners take our breath away as they cross the start line in their thousands and return to the finish line, 13.1 miles later, achieving personal goals and making a mark on the thousands who turn out to give their support. We’ll be there to cheer you on and help you in any way we can.

Have a great race day!

All the best

Andrew Taylor

Race Director

Tracking App

Don’t forget to pass on details of our new Tracking App to your supporters.

This is a trial of new technology specifically designed to cope with the 2-lap course at the Bath Half, and dependent on availability of internet access.

The Active Experience App features an interactive course map for your friends and family to track your progress around the route, and can be downloaded via the links below:

Google play – Active Experience App

iTunes – Active Experience App


Arrive nice and early

Remember that you’ll be in good company – nearly 15,000 of you will be setting off from Great Pulteney Street at 11am and the atmosphere in the runners’ village beforehand is great. Arrive early to have chance to soak it up. Many of our runners arrive at the village by 8.30am. Our help desk will be open from 8am. At 10am we will open the start pens and begin the task of getting you all into place ready for the start.

We urge all runners and their supporters to check transport services with their provider before they travel. If you’re driving we suggest that you use Park & Ride, getting their early, checking city centre car park locations in case Park and Ride is full when you arrive. You can see more about travelling to the race on our website


BANES - Sugar Smart Campaign

The SUGAR SMART Team will be at the Runners Village on race day. Please pop along to find out more about the campaign, take part in a SUGAR SMART drinks challenge and have a chance to speak to one of campaign members for top tips on how to reduce your sugar intake. Organisations and settings that have taken part in the campaign have been reviewing their food and drink offer, promoting lower sugar alternatives, creating displays and running quizzes, among much more! It is not too late to join the campaign, and so please do get in touch if you represent an organisation or setting that would like to take part:


Keeping in touch

Our Bath Half mobile site is now live. The mobile site address is or you can find the mobile site via our main site (when you arrive on our website you will be asked whether you would like to view the mobile version). We will also be updating our FacebookTwitter and Instagram pages throughout the day and will post any important announcements on these pages and on our website and race day mobile site.

For any queries that are not answered on our website, please visit the Information Tent in the centre of the Runners Village at Bath Sports & Leisure centre. Opening times:

Saturday 16 March – 10am – 4pm 

Sunday 17 March – Open from 8am


You've made it

The digital clock on the finish gantry will show your provisional ‘gun’ finishing time. The IPICO timing chip on your shoe will automatically record your start and finish time as you pass over the timing mats on the start line. We aim to get all results onto our website on Sunday evening.

The finish line will be busy, with over 150 runners crossing the line every minute at peak time! It essential we keep the finish area clear to avoid runners backing up across the line behind you, and to allow us space to identify and treat any runners who need medical attention. Please keep moving when you cross the line. We recommend that you pre-arrange to meet supporters and fellow competitors at one of the designated meeting points in the Runners Village.



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